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    Vulnerability in Microsoft Paint Could Allow Remote Code Execution
                             10 February 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Paint
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows Server 2003
                   Windows 2000
                   Windows XP
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0028  

Original Bulletin: 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-005 - Moderate

Vulnerability in Microsoft Paint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978706)

Published: February 09, 2010

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

  This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in 
  Microsoft Paint. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution 
  if a user viewed a specially crafted JPEG image file using Microsoft 
  Paint. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights 
  on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with 
  administrative user rights.

  This security update is rated Moderate for Microsoft Windows 2000, 
  Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. 

  The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way 
  that Microsoft Paint decodes JPEG image files. 

  Recommendation.  The majority of customers have automatic updating 
  enabled and will not need to take any action because this security 
  update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who 
  have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and 
  install this update manually. 

  For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who 
  want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends 
  that customers consider applying the security update using update 
  management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft 
  Update service.

  Known Issues. None

Affected Software 

  Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
  Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Vulnerability Information

MS Paint Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2010-0028

  A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft 
  Paint decodes JPEG images. The vulnerability could allow remote code 
  execution if a user opens a specially crafted JPEG image file in Microsoft 
  Paint. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could 
  take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then 
  install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts.

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